really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Kia Sportage brakes problems

brakes problem

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1998 Kia Sportage Owner Comments

problem #4

May 222002


  • miles


Consumer states that the rear brake clyinder is leaking brake fluid, cause unknown.

- Sayville, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 291999

(reported on)


  • miles
Rotors have been replaced several times due to a squeaking noise made by the brakes when the were applied. Also dealer replaced master cylinder. Rotors, once again, need to be replaced.

- Axton, VA, USA

problem #2

May 061999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
This is the third time I have had brake problems and the vehicle has only 8300 miles on it. The first time the brake light was on and they change the eng brake solenoid. The seconed time the master cylinder failed and all four brakes parcially locked up. This time I was donig 68 on the highway and the right front brake locked up. I missed hitting another car by less than an inch when it made my vehicle swerve instantly. I am getting scared to drive it at all!! whats going to happen next? "I don't want to die or kill my family or someone else's!!!!"

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #1

Feb 211999

Sportage 4WD

  • miles
The brake light first came on and went off for a day or two and then came on steady. Took to dealer and they replaced the ABS brake mode solenoid sensor. After 1 week brake light came back on, and then master cylinder went. After 2 weeks brake light came back on for less than a second and went back off. Then last week light came back on for another second and wnet back out. I haven't taken it back to dealer yet.

- S Portland, ME, USA

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